Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, in the quiet town of North Bend, rests this Northwest inspired estate. Perched high above the Snoqualmie River in the shadow of Mt. Si; this home provides all the elements of a modern day fairytale. Refined materials are inspired by the native elements of the region, conceptually bringing the outdoors in. Built by James Strode and masterfully designed by architect Robert Edison Swain, this whimsical estate is one of the most unique and beautiful homes in the Pacific Northwest.
The tale of the Stone House Estate begins at the gated entry leading down a meandering drive, over a bridge landing on imported Belgium cobblestones at the home's main entry. Quartzidic limestone blocks, columbine flower stamped copper plates, next to finely crafted cedar all serve to highlight the soft hues and symmetrical images of the exterior. A Chinese slate roof provides and ideal blend of materials.
This expansive estate is uniquely crafted and carved within 61+ acres of wooded landscapes and Northwest inspired gardens, adding a new dimension to luxury and setting an industry standard for craftsmanship. With a vision towards harmonizing with nature, the architect carefully uncovering the ideal setting within 2,000 feet of the Snoqulamie river.
The garage provides three of the sixteen covered parking spaces. This property is ideal for classic and exotic car enthusiasts.
Atop the garage rests the guest house suite, providing an additional 900 sq. ft. of living space including a private entry, security system, eat-in-kitchen, full washroom, bedroom, living room, and secluded deck.
On the main level, Nano doors open seamlessly to the back patio, and french doors provide easy access to the great room. The open layout flows to the library, dining room, and living room. On the second floor, the predominate conservatory is a noted feature and beautifully crafted.
"The home is an invitation to savor those precious moments
shared by loved ones and friends."
The main entry boasts a grand staircase uniquely designed for this estate. Notable materials include Balinese fossil stone tiles from Dutch ship ballasts, copper, brushed steel, and hand-worked fir.
The great room is provides an elegant entertaining space, boasting a Rumford fireplace and a mixture of materials seen throughout out the Estate.
The inlaid maple and mahogany floor of the library is complimented with a coffered ceiling and burl panels, and punctuated with the custom-made coal basket resting beside the limestone fireplace.
The butler's pantry connects the formal living areas to the main floor kitchen. This space provides extra storage and an ideal place to prepare for events and gatherings.
A connecting hallway from this butler's pantry also has back stairwell and elevator providing access to the upper levels.
A kitchen is the heart of any home, and this home is at the heart of the Pacific North West. A sweeping and light-filled bay window rests next to a fire place providing a whimsical backdrop for the eat-in space. From a six burner Wolf range, to a sixteen-foot limestone counter, steamed pine flooring, stainless appliances, this spacious Chef's kitchen is ideal for gathering and entertaining.
Atop the grand staircase, a common area flows naturally to the rest of the living quarters, including the conservatory that boasts sweeping views of mountain vistas, starry nights, and the serene Snoqualmie river below.
The master suite is large yet intimate and private. Vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, and a second Rumford fireplace provides a space to rest, relax, and begin each new day.
The master bathroom continues the story book theme with a soaking tub that rests in a private window overlooking the Northwest garden. A soothing, walk-in shower provides a tranquil, spa-like feel. Here, you will find Limestone counter tops and leaded windows that display magnificent attention to detail.
The bright and airy master closet spreads the width of the master suite, providing plenty of storage space for garments. While getting ready for the day or an evening event, sit at the custom vanity and find that every space in this home was carefully planned and well thought-out.
In addition to the homes main living quarters, this guest house suite provides an extra 900 sqft of living space that includes a private entry, deck and security system. A mixture of common and luxurious elements continues through-out this whimsical space. Sliding doors to the full washroom and bedroom provides privacy from the living room and eat-in kitchen.
From the common area atop the stairs, follow the natural flow of the hallways into the additional sleeping quarters and washrooms.
The family room provides a quiet retreat, connecting to a kitchenette and opening to the upper deck.
A spiral staircase from the main floor leads down to an award winning, state of the art wine cellar and tasting room; a fully finished basement designed to WOW. An Indian tunnel flows from this room to the home's mechanical room and outdoor grotto.
In addition to the main garage and poll barn, this estate features a 2 story lofted garage and workshop complete with lifts and space for 10 cars; a car enthusiast's dream! Adjacent to the workshop, you will find the Garden Cottage; a space to keep all the gardening gloves, tools, and equipment.
This Stone House Estate features a gated drive that is paved and flat; conducive to exotic and classic car collectors.
The exterior water system provides a unifying theme as it bisects the flower gardens, spills into the water gardens, and flows through the natural vegetation into the creek. The extensive use of water featured in the landscape creates a continuous flow throughout the grounds.
An open invitation to garden, relax, breath in fresh air and fragrant blooms that can also be admired from many rooms within the Estate.
Enjoy the mountain and river views at this stone picnic table at the rivers edge.
Coldwell Banker Bain
Previews Property Specialist
Mercer Island, WA
Coldwell Banker Bain
Licensed Real Estate Broker
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